Having read the text of the American Air Navigation Services Corporation (AANSC) legislation, here are some reasonable questions about unions and the new corporation.
Air Traffic Control System
The June 2017 edition of NASA’s ASRS CALLBACK focuses on a series of issues involving the implementation of Metroplex procedures.
Nine aviation associations jointly requested the 2018 Appropriations Bill include funding of $159 million for the fully funded and cost-share towers in the contract tower program.
The Table Mesa-FAA process is truly open. The most effective approach is a collaborative dialogue aimed at defining win/win alternatives to achieve NextGen efficiencies while fairly balancing noise impacts.
Here are some thoughts to consider on ATC privatization. Continuing with the current structure has problems, and changes pose risks. There is considerable momentum towards moving quickly, so my primary advice is to be cautious.
There is a need for a realistic contingency plan, and the FAA acknowledged that it still has work to do, but without more explanation, it is a BIG STRETCH to claim that this deficiency proves that privatization is needed.
Reauthorization of FAA is THE issue before aviation in 2015. Congress faces enough governance and funding issues already. Historically these two legislative bodies are far more likely to enact legislation about which there is a…